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1933 James 2022

James Heath

April 5, 1933 — June 26, 2022

James Parker Heath, age 89, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his children.

James was born on April 5, 1933 in Somerset, KY to the late Theodore Heath and Audrey Hill Heath.  He was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church and a former Mason in Walton Verona, KY.  He enjoyed mowing, building things, classic cars and attending car shows.  James loved his boats and going to Florida to fish.

He is survived by two sons, Scott (Susan) Heath of Somerset and Jim (Karen) Heath of Lafollette, TN; two daughters, Jeanne Heath (David) East of Gastonia, N.C. and Becky Heath (Lonnie Dale) Williams of Webster, KY; two brothers, Bill (Julie) Heath and Larry (Janet) Heath both of Somerset; two sisters, Joanne Goff of Sparta, TN and Betty Goff of Russell Springs, KY; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Lonnie, Miranda, Ashley M., Jason and Ashley R.; eight great-grandchildren, Jillian, Melody, Taylor, Reese, Piper, Danger, Jackson and Allison; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Whiles Heath, whom he married on December 24, 1955 in Somerset and she preceded him on January 18, 2021; and two brothers, Theodore Jr. Heath and Lloyd Heath.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 9:00am until 11:00am at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will follow on Friday at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. David Carr officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard

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